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    The President Whom No One Voted For

    With election (mud slinging) season if full swing, how many remember the President whom no one voted for. He even got to pick his VP AFTER he was in office.

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    I turned 3 two days before he took office.. and I know it

    He wasn't even on the ticket as VP either.
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    He was a good not great man He was voted in office but not as president.
    Small part of the public voted him in for a different job.


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    Last edited by Lee Schierer; 10-21-2020 at 11:09 PM.

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    Talking about Truman ?

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    Gerald Ford. He was picked by President Nixon to replace VP Agnew, who had resigned. He became President when Nixon resigned.

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    Thanks, Lee. I was guessing Truman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Wrenn View Post
    With election (mud slinging) season if full swing, how many remember the President whom no one voted for. He even got to pick his VP AFTER he was in office.
    Easy and already answered.

    What many do not realise is we have had one President who was born a King.

    Some likely know the answer.

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    I'll sit this one out....
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    Please keep this to history and trivia with zero political commentary per our rules, folks...if so, it could be a very interesting and educational thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Koepke View Post
    Easy and already answered.

    What many do not realise is we have had one President who was born a King.

    Some likely know the answer.

    jtk
    Same answer. Gerald Ford was born with last name of King.
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    i grew up where ford did, in GR michigan. he was well respected and admired. My wife sold lemonade to his detail when they were in colorado as a kid.

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    I got to shake Gerry Ford's hand at the Traverse City Cherry Festival one year. He was there for the parade and was walking the rope line. They made him out to be a clumsy doofus on Saturday Night Live. He was actually quite an athlete and accomplished snow skier.
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    I believe it was Will Rodgers who said that "I not a member of an organized political party, I'm a democrat." He was also a promoter of early aviation and when asked why his hometown did not have an airport he replied they were waiting until the high tension lines were installed so they could place it nearby.
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    Hope the first one is not to political. It dates from the 1930's and still applies to any current political party.
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    I looked it up, George Washington was elected not appointed. He did no campaigning and gave no speeches and spent no money on the campaign. I have no idea who ran against him. He got all the electoral college votes.
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    I believe that would have been John Adams. Back then, the person who lost the race became the VP as I recall.
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